About Côte Barbican

Brasserie (/ˈbrasəri/).
A type of French restaurant with a relaxed setting, which serves single dishes and other meals.When in London, of course the go-to restaurant for relaxed French dining is Côte Brasserie, and there’s no branch better placed than this one in Barbican. On Whitecross Street and open all day this, stop by for breakfast, lunch, dinner or, if you’ve a meeting or event to arrange, this Côte Brasserie has dedicated private dining rooms and menus available. Exquisite French food no matter the occasion – what could be better than that? Reserve a table or room at this hotspot of Golden Lane Estate for flavours that are fresh and authentic every time. Bon appétit!

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm


Côte Barbican
57 Whitecross Street, Barbican
London EC1Y 8AA

Menu Highlights



Warm Roquefort Salad

endive, walnut and crouton salad with a warm Roquefort cheese dressing

French Onion Soup

rustic French onion soup with a sourdough croûte and melted Comté cheese

Prawn Gratinée

king prawns in a white wine, garlic, chilli and tomato sauce with toasted garlic and parsley croutons


Beef Bourguignon

traditional Beef Bourguignon with potato and chive purée, bacon lardons and chestnut mushrooms

Steak Frites

Chargrilled thinly beaten out minute steak with frites and garlic butter

Breton Fish Stew

traditional Breton fish stew of seabass, mussels, clams, prawns and squid with tomato, white wine and chilli


Chocolate Fondant

warm chocolate fondant with vanilla ice-cream

Tarte Fine aux Pommes

crisp puff pastry tart with finely layered apples and vanilla ice-cream

Crème Caramel

traditional set vanilla pod custard with dark caramel and cream

Main Menu

Prestige Menu


June Lunch & Early Evening Menu


June Specials


A La Carte Menu


Breakfast Menu


Vegetarian Menu


Gluten Free Menu


Wine Menu


More about Côte Barbican, London

Typically French decor, a French menu serving traditional classics as well as regional specialities, high quality service and premium locations across London and all of the UK. This is, of course, Côte Brasserie, and this one opposite the Barbican Centre on Whitecross Street next to the Golden Lane Estate is one of our favourites. It’s an elegant, stylish and relaxing family restaurant, as well as place for business meetings or any special occasion that requires a spot of private dining. The private rooms available at this Côte are as charming as the main restaurant with bespoke service and some delicious set menus and canapés.

Of course, if you’re here to reserve a regular table you want to know about the menus. No matter the time of day you can be sure everything that leaves the kitchen here at the Barbican Côte Brasserie will be of the highest quality. The breakfast menu is light and refreshing while the lunch and a la carte menus are laced with intense flavours. Start with chicken liver parfait complemented by a spiced apple chutney, then consider beef bourguignon or baked crêpes with wild mushrooms, spinach and Gruyère cheese - both classics of the French Kitchen. Oh, and Côte Brasserie also offers one of the most satisfying pre-theatre menus in London.

1,198 Côte Barbican Reviews

1,198 Reviews
Value for money:Good value
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Very good
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Tex F.4 days ago · 5 reviews

Really great service and excellent food as usual. Front of house manager was delightful

Mary-Ann C.5 days ago · 1 review

We love the Cote chain as it is so reliable and of the ones we regularly go to this is the best as it is a bit quieter . The service was excellent and the staff are so welcoming and friendly. And of course the food was delicious especially the mussels

Martin D.13 days ago · 1 review

As a pre-concert supper your offering was ideal. Prompt service and very good value - especially with the complimentary bubbly. This was not our first visit, and won't be our last.

Michael S.16 days ago · 1 review

Nice staff and good food. Convenient for the Barbican. The food is well prepared chef and the bottle of rose wine very welcome. Well done.

Mary T.6 months ago · 2 reviews

Côte Barbican is our local, seven minutes walk away. We frequently go there for supper, before and after Barbican cinema trips. I also meet friends there for lunch. This evening, for supper, we were very well fed from the January menu - baked Crottin, sea bream, duck confit and lemon tart. Everything was very well cooked. The lemon tart, a whole tartlet, was not as good as the usual slice - pastry not classic. It was charmingly and efficiently served by Arjel from Greece/Albania. We had met him before and it is always a pleasure. Niggle: we had a voucher for a free bottle of wine but the choice was a Chardonnay or Merlot ☹️ no Sauvignon (as in previous years). The manager was not able to negotiate. It was pouring with rain or we might have gone next door to Iberico. We passed on the free offer and ordered the good Chinon. The lack of flexibility and narrow choice of offer was annoying and shows a lack of discernment.

Robert C.a year ago · 3 reviews

My experience at Cote Barbican was fantastic. I had a perfectly cooked steak in a peppercorn and cognac sauce and for dessert I asked my waitress Monica ( who was very charming attentive and helpful ) if they had my favourite which was a crepe in grand marnier and she said we don't have all the ingredients to make it so I just opted for an ice cream. Anyway after going next door to the cinema to ask a question much to my surprise when I came back there on the table was my favourite dessert on fire and perfectly done. I called my waitress over to thank her and she said she had told the chef and he agreed to make it even though they had to go out and buy the oranges, so they went out of there way on a busy Saturday Night to make me a very happy and content man. Great place brilliant staff and good ambience with fantastic food. I will definitely be returning and would highly recommend this Cote Restaurant.

Rob M.3 months ago · 6 reviews

This was my second visit to Côte Barbican. Our party of three all had the pre-theatre menu. The food was very good quality and was excellent value for money, service was very good and helpful. What I really enjoy about this particular restaurant is that it's not too noisy: we had a really good chat and were able to hear each other without any problems. It's not deathly quiet either, just a really good atmosphere. Tables aren't crammed together which means that the restaurant has a very comfortable feel about it.

Julia M.2 months ago · 4 reviews

I'm a big fan of the Cote chain, but last night was both a bit of a disappointment and a really good experience! My friend and I ordered the chilled version of Vichysoisse, but were brought the hot version - quickly changed. We also both ordered steak frites (our favourite! which we often have), but the meat was overcooked. when a member of staff asked, a little later, "is everything OK?", we mentioned this. Immediately we were offered a rfeplacement, which we declined as we had already eaten some of the first steak without having complained immediately. So all that was a bit disappointing. The manageress herself came to our table and apologised, saying tbere would be an adjustment to the bill. I expected something like free coffee, but in fact the whole cost of the meal was deducted, and we only paid for drinks and coffee. Absolutely full marks. We will certainly be back at Cote before our next visit to the Barbican in a couple of weeks.

Michael R.a year ago · 1 review

We had booked a table fr 6.15 to allow us time for a meal before the filmed opera started at 7.20. Because of terrible traffic we didn't arrive at the restaurant until 6.35. Our table was still reserved and waiting for us. We explained our time constraints to our waiter who was extremely helpful, took our order as soon as we were ready and the food - two courses, came up quickly and efficiently. We had time to enjoy a two course meal, with a bottle of house wine, pay and be out by 7.25. We arrived in the Barbican Cinema 5 minutes before the film began. Perfect timing and a very happy start to our evening's enjoyment. Also very reasonable cost - under £20 per head including service.

Viv W.3 months ago · 1 review

We visited Cote Barbican on a Friday evening. The restaurant was busy & had a positive buzz about it. We were greeted warmly by the manager who took us to our table. Service was good & our waitress was smiley, efficient & attentive - but not overly so. Despite the business of the restaurant, we didn't have to wait too long for our food. The food was tasty - two of us had cod goujons, minted peas & chips, another, grilled swordfish & ratatouille and the fourth person in our party had a fish & seafood stew which he said was really tasty. The four of us shared two very generous servings of profiteroles for desert -.they were really delicious! The bill at the end of the meal was reasonable -.just under £25 per head including wine & service. We'll definitely return to Cote Barbican another time.